HR Insights Magazine: Winter Issue

November 19th, 2018

Feature Article: ABR Professional Search

In every edition of our HR Insights Magazine, influential and wide-ranging thought leaders in HR, recruitment, staffing, management, and other fields discuss themes that are relevant to our clients’ businesses.

The feature article of this issue spotlights our professional search division. CEO Jim McNett explains how contingent and priority search services were created to in response to client needs for mid-level management positions.

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If you are having trouble finding your perfect candidate, take some time to reconsider how—and where—you’re searching for and evaluating them. They may already be in our database! We can help you reframe your search criteria and focus your efforts in new directions so you have more success in finding what you need. Get in touch with us now.

Workplace AI: Friend or Foe?

September 17th, 2018

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Feature Article Focus: Workplace AI

In every edition of our HR Insights Magazine, influential and wide-ranging thought leaders in HR, recruitment, staffing, management, and other fields discuss themes that are relevant to our clients’ businesses. The subjects differ from issue to issue, of course, but they are always connected to the latest industry news and trends. In this edition we help you prepare for the future now.

Use Workplace AI To Improve Security, Services, Productivity & Satisfaction

In this issue’s feature, “Get Ready for AI to Change the Workplace,” Nicholas McQuire describes how organizations can use artificial intelligence technology to improve their security and services as well as employee productivity and satisfaction. “Companies that want to benefit the most from the shift toward more AI in the workplace,” he writes, “should start preparing now—not later—for its arrival.”

Advantages & Pitfalls of Certain Workplace AI Functions

Another contributor, Rebecca S. King, also turns her thoughts toward what happens when tech applications replace some of the tasks that have been traditionally fulfilled by humans. In “Replacing Human Managers with Programming in the Gig Economy,” she examines what a case study of one automated platform reveals about the advantages (and pitfalls) of growing use of AI for certain managerial functions.

It is impossible to stop the future. But it is possible to prepare for it. Are you ready for what is coming?

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ABR HR Insights Magazine: Workplace Communication

May 21st, 2018

Feature article focus: workplace communication

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Employees who feel connected to and invested in their organizations are more likely to stick around, and good communication can play a key role in helping them feel that way.

In this issue’s feature article, “It’s Time to Revolutionize Workplace Communication!” Mark Sawyier notes workplace communication is behind the times. Even though it’s not the most efficient communication tool and takes up far more of our work days than it should, e-mail continues to dominate the business world.

Workplace Communication Is More Than Newsletters & The Company Intranet

Newsletters and company intranets are ignored because they’re not engaging, and instant messaging focuses too much on productivity and isn’t fun to use. It’s clear that organizations need to revamp how they communicate with their employees. They need to implement solutions that communicate important information to their employees and engage them at the same time.describes how to make sure that such communication both informs and engages employees.

Sawyier describes how to make sure that such communication both informs and engages employees.

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ABR HR Insights Magazine: Developing Millennials

March 7th, 2018

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Feature article focus: developing millennials

Even as technology increasingly mediates our interactions with the world and with each other, interpersonal relationships still form the foundation of our society. In companies, such relationships exist between employees and management, among workplace colleagues, between organizations and their clients and vendors, and in many other areas. The articles in this edition of HR Insights describe what companies can do to strengthen the connections with their employees—and thereby strengthen themselves.

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Part of building a strong relationship involves meeting the needs of everyone in it. As the workplace model shifts from one in which employees expect to move up the ladder in one field to one in which they prioritize exploring several fields in order to find meaningful work and opportunities, companies need to be ready to accommodate those preferences. In the feature article for this issue, “How to Support Tomorrow’s Leaders Today,” aka developing millennials, Ashley Goldsmith suggests strategies that organizations can implement in order to navigate this shift successfully.

Sometimes one of the best things companies can do to help foster connection is to encourage employees to interact directly with each other more—or maybe even insist on it. In the Water cooler column for this issue (“A Radical Proposition: Phone-Free Conference Rooms”), Mike McKerns writes that maybe companies should “just keep phones out of the conference room entirely” so they don’t interfere with “living in the moment and building real face-to- face relationships.”

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We believe strongly in the power of connection. Let us help you determine the best ways to strengthen the connections within (and outside) your organization! Contact any of our locations to get the dialog going.

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